Regular dental cleanings can dramatically lower your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, so they’re one of the easiest ways to protect your oral health. At Me Dental Spa, caring dentist Denis Mustedanagic, DMD, leads a team of experienced specialists that offer comfortable dental cleanings in the West Hollywood, California, office. If you’re overdue for a cleaning, don’t wait any longer: Call the office or click the online booking feature now.
Even if you brush and floss carefully every day, some areas of your mouth, like the back teeth, are challenging to reach and clean thoroughly. If plaque (the soft film that settles over the teeth) remains on teeth too long, it hardens, creating tartar. Untreated tartar can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
While brushing and flossing can help remove plaque, only dental professionals can remove tartar. Dental cleanings remove tartar and leave you with a bright, healthy smile.
In addition, teeth cleanings include screening for the early signs of gum disease and tooth decay, which gives you the information you need to take action and prevent the problems from progressing.
Your Me Dental Spa dental hygienist, a highly trained professional specializing in teeth cleanings, performs your cleaning. They start by using a small mirror to check for signs of tartar and gum disease.
Next, they use a scaling tool to expertly dislodge tartar without harming your enamel. With all tartar removed, your hygienist applies a special fluoride toothpaste to your teeth and does a thorough brushing. Fluoride helps strengthen your enamel and improves resistance to cavities and tooth decay.
After brushing, your hygienist flosses between every tooth and asks you to swish a fluoride mouthwash in your mouth.
At the end of your appointment, your hygienist recommends home dental care practices and schedules your next cleaning. If a problem, like possible cavities or gum disease, shows up during your teeth cleaning, you’ll speak to your dentist about a treatment plan.
If you have severe gum disease, the team might recommend a deep cleaning, a more intensive cleaning that covers both above and below the gum line.
The Me Dental Spa team follows American Dental Association recommendations for dental cleanings. For healthy patients, this generally includes cleanings every six months. However, if you have advanced tooth decay or gum disease, you could need cleanings more often. The team recommends a personalized schedule for your needs.
Are you due for a dental cleaning? Call Me Dental Spa to schedule your comfortable and convenient teeth cleaning appointment, or click the online booking feature now.